Organization Announcements

Organization Announcements

Editor’s Note:

Careful readers will note that the number and range of organizations now monitored in our Announcements section below has grown as the impacts of the pandemic have spread across global economies, supply chains and programmatic activity of multilateral agencies and INGOs.



Airfinity    [to 12 Mar 2022]


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Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group    [to 12 Mar 2022]


How do our neurons connect? New study probes the details of human and mouse synapses

March 10, 2022

‘Multipatch’ technique catalogs more than 1700 connections between neurons in publicly released dataset


BMGF – Gates Foundation  [to 12 Mar 2022]

Press Releases and Statements

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Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute    [to 12 Mar 2022]

The Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute is a non-profit biotech organization. Our mission is to develop products to fight malaria, tuberculosis, and diarrheal diseases—three major causes of mortality, poverty, and inequality in developing countries. The world has unprecedented scientific tools at its disposal; now is the time to use them to save the lives of the world’s poorest people

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CARB-X   [to 12 Mar 2022]


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Center for Vaccine Ethics and Policy – GE2P2 Global Foundation   [to 12 Mar 2022]


:: Informed Consent: A Monthly Review – March 2022 is now posted here

:: Past weekly editions and posting of all segments of Vaccines and Global Health: The Week in Review are available here.

:: Statement on ICF [Informed Consent Form] Posting for Clinical Trials Involving Gene Editing/Gene Therapies – Invitation to Endorse

CEPI – Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations  [to 12 Mar 2022]

Latest News

Global community comes together in support of 100 Days Mission and pledges over $1.5 billion for CEPI’s pandemic-busting plan

The pledges of political and financial support were made by representatives from over 20 countries attending the Global Pandemic Preparedness Summit.

End Pandemics

08 Mar 2022

[See Perspectives above for detail]

CEPI and DIOSynVax partner in quest to develop broadly protective Betacoronavirus vaccine

   This is the latest award under CEPI’s $200m programme to advance the development of vaccines that provide broad protection against SARS-Cov-2 variants and other Betacoronaviruses.

End Pandemics

08 Mar 2022

CEPI, UK Government, and Life Sciences Industry unite around 100 Days Mission

   100 Days Mission, put forward by the UK Government under its G7 Presidency, and backed by leaders of the G7 and G20, sits at the heart of CEPI’s five-year pandemic preparedness plan.

End Pandemics

08 Mar 2022

DARPA – Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency [U.S.] [to 12 Mar 2022


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Duke Global Health Innovation Center  [to 12 Mar 2022]

Our Blog

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EDCTP    [to 12 Mar 2022]

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) aims to accelerate the development of new or improved drugs, vaccines, microbicides and diagnostics against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as well as other poverty-related and neglected infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on phase II and III clinical trials


08 March 2022

International Women’s Day 2022: EDCTP efforts to break the bias in health research


Emory Vaccine Center    [to 12 Mar 2022]

Vaccine Center News

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European Vaccine Initiative  [to 12 Mar 2022]

Latest News, Events

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Evidence Aid   [to 12 Mar 2022]

Evidence Aid aims to save lives and livelihoods in disasters by providing decision-makers with the best available evidence and by championing its use.

New Resources

Migrant women’s experiences of being pregnant in Europe Added March 11, 2022

Mental health of refugees resettled in regional and rural Australia Added March 10, 2022

Oral health among refugees in Europe Added March 9, 2022

Reproductive health management in camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) Added March 8, 2022

Fondation Merieux  [to 12 Mar 2022]

News, Events

Mérieux Foundation co-organized event

2nd Workshop of the Global Collaboration on Advanced Vaccinology Training

March 22 – 24, 2022 – Centre des Pensières, Veyrier-du-Lac (France)

From  March 22-24, 2022, the second Workshop of the Global Collaboration on Advanced Vaccinology Training will be held at Les Pensières Center for Global Health, with approximately 70 participants.



Gavi [to 12 Mar 2022]

News Releases

11 March 2022

Germany to co-host 2022 Gavi COVAX AMC Summit, pledges additional funding for COVID-19 vaccination in lower-income countries

[See Perspectives above for detail]

GHIT Fund   [to 12 Mar 2022]

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Global Fund  [to 12 Mar 2022]

News & Stories

10 March 2022

Global Fund Praises Canada’s Commitment to COVID-19 Response Mechanism

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria praises the decision by Canada to contribute CAD 60 million to the Global Fund’s COVID-19 Response Mechanism (C19RM). The new funding will help provide lifesaving diagnostic tests, treatments – …

10 March 2022

Global Fund Approves Emergency Funding to Maintain Essential HIV and TB Services in Ukraine

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has approved US$30 million to top up its Emergency Fund, including US$15 million to support the continuity of HIV and TB prevention, testing and treatment services in Ukraine.

Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness [GloPID-R] [to 12 Mar 2022]


Upcoming webinar: Response to COVID-19 vaccine in patients with a hematological condition and primary immunodeficiencies


The second webinar in the ZonMw series ‘Response to COVID-19 vaccine in patients with a hematological condition and primary immunodeficiencies’…

Hilleman Laboratories   [to 12 Mar 2022]

News & Insights

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HHMI – Howard Hughes Medical Institute    [to 12 Mar 2022]

Press Room

Research   Mar 10 2022

After More than 20 Years, Scientists Have Solved the Full-Length Structure of a Janus Kinase

More than two decades of effort went into a project that has now revealed the structure of a crucial signaling molecule, opening the door to new and better drugs for some cancers.

Research  Mar 9 2022

When Ribosomes Collide: How Bacteria Clean Up After Molecular Crashes

Tiny cellular machines called ribosomes build proteins. When this building process goes awry in bacteria, ribosomes collide, triggering the arrival of a first responder molecule that begins a rescue operation.


Human Vaccines Project   [to 12 Mar 2022]


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IAVI  [to 12 Mar 2022]

Latest News

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ICRC  [to 12 Mar 2022]

What’s New

Autonomous weapons: The ICRC remains confident that states adopt new rules

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) welcomes the continued work of the Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) and urges the High Contracting Parties to the CCW to take their important work forward in line with one of the main purposes of

11-03-2022 | Statement

Ukraine: Massive, urgent response needed to meet soaring needs

The humanitarian situation in Ukraine is increasingly dire and desperate, and the ICRC is scaling up its response by the hour to meet people’s vast needs.

09-03-2022 | News release

ICRC president, Egypt’s Minister of Justice sign MoU to boost collaboration on International Humanitarian Law

Cairo, Geneva (ICRC) – Egyptian Minister of Justice Omar Marwan and President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer signed on Monday a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the ICRC and Egypt’s National Commission on

09-03-2022 | News release

International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities [ICMRA]

Selected Statements, Press Releases, Research

ICMRA Executive Committee response to situation in Ukraine

03 March 2022

The ICMRA Executive Committee is deeply concerned with the ongoing and evolving situation in Ukraine. Following a request from an ICMRA member [Poland], the Executive Committee met on 2 March 2022 and agreed on the following response


“Currently the ICMRA Terms of Reference do not foresee any mechanism for exclusion of a member or associate member. However we are aware of the strict sanctions being imposed on Russia by an increasing number of countries and regions across the globe, including at UNGA level, and we will review our interactions with the Federal Service for Surveillance in Healthcare (Roszdravnadzor) in the light of these sanctions and the emerging situation.

While we do not consider it appropriate to take a collective position on behalf of all the ICMRA membership, we will keep the situation under review. Meanwhile we propose not to invite Roszdravnadzor to ICMRA meetings and communications for the foreseeable future, as well as consider the need for appropriate revisions to the Terms of Reference. A communication will be sent to IMCRA members and associate members in this regard…

[Federal Service for Surveillance in Healthcare (Roszdravnadzor) was established by the President of the Russian Federation in Decree on March 9, 2004 № 314 “On the System and Structure of the Federal Executive Bodies” and is a federal executive body responsible for control and supervision of the Healthcare system.]


Press Releases/Announcements

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IFRC   [to 12 Mar 2022]

Selected Press Releases, Announcements


Americas: Five million more people in extreme poverty and highly exposed to disasters after two years of COVID-19 pandemic


Ukraine: Millions at risk as health concerns exacerbate vulnerabilities


COVID-19 two years on: A new normal for some while millions still at risk, warns Red Cross Red Crescent

Institut Pasteur   [to 12 Mar 2022]

Press Documents

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IOM / International Organization for Migration [to 12 Mar 2022]

News – Selected


10 Mar 2022

UN Welcomes and Supports Initiative to Fast-track Transfer of People Fleeing Ukraine to Romania Through Moldova


ISC / International Science Council  [to 12 Mar 2022]

ISC is a non-governmental organization with a unique global membership that brings together 40 international scientific Unions and Associations and over 140 national and regional scientific organizations including Academies and Research Councils.

News  Blogs  Podcasts  Events


Launch of the UNESCO toolkit ‘’Mathematics for Action: Supporting Science-Based Decision Making’’

The Open Access toolkit consists in a collection of lively two-page briefs promoting mathematically-grounded solutions to global challenges and highlighting the role of mathematics in addressing the SDGs of the UN 2030 Agenda The tool kit will be launched virtually on 14 March 2022, 10:00 – 11:00 UTC.

IVAC  [to 12 Mar 2022]

Updates; Events

MCHI Course: “The COVID-19 Response in India: Impact on Women and Children’s Health and Wellbeing”

March 2022



IVI   [to 12 Mar 2022]

IVI News & Announcements

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Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security   [to 12 Mar 2022]

Center News

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MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières  [to 12 Mar 2022]

Latest [Selected Announcements]

War in Ukraine

“There’s an urgent humanitarian race against time in Ukraine”

Voices from the Field 11 Mar 2022


Measles poses deadly risk for malnourished children in Afghanistan

Project Update 9 Mar 2022

National Academy of Medicine – USA  [to 12 Mar 2022]

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National Academy of Sciences – USA  [to 12 Mar 2022]


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National Vaccine Program Office – U.S. HHS  [to 12 Mar 2022]

Upcoming Meetings/Latest Updates                          

Vaccines Federal Implementation Plan 2021-2025
On Wednesday March 2, 2022, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit stakeholder written public comments on the draft Vaccines Federal Implementation Plan 2021-2025- PDF*. HHS values input from all stakeholders and will take all public comments into consideration before finalizing this document.
We encourage your input or comments and ask that you circulate this information to others who may also wish to provide comments. Information about how to provide written public comment is found on and the deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. EST Tuesday March 29, 2022.
The Vaccines Federal Implementation Plan is a companion document to the Vaccines National Strategic Plan 2021-2025 published in January 2021. This plan outlines the federal government’s broad national vaccination goals and offers a framework to eliminate vaccine-preventable diseases through safe and effective vaccination over the lifespan, for both federal agencies and external partners.
The implementation plan focuses on the specific actions that federal agencies can take to further those same national vaccination goals.


NIH  [to 12 Mar 2022]

News Releases

Mandatory masking in schools reduced COVID-19 cases during Delta surge

March 10, 2022 — NIH-funded study compared more than 1.1 million students across nine states.

NIH launches trial to study allergic reactions to COVID-19 mRNA vaccine

March 9, 2022 — The single-site trial will enroll up to 100 people.



OECD  [to 12 Mar 2022]


Statement from OECD Secretary-General on further measures in response to Russia’s large-scale aggression against Ukraine


Further to its previous statements and decisions since 24 February 2022 in response to Russia’s large-scale aggression against Ukraine, the OECD Council has decided to immediately suspend the participation of Russia and Belarus in OECD bodies.

OXFAM [to 12 Mar 2022]

Press Releases

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PATH  [to 12 Mar 2022]

Press Releases

Commonwealth and PATH join forces to advance health equity

March 10, 2022 by PATH

PATH and the Commonwealth Secretariat join forces to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines across the Commonwealth, while also striving to eliminate malaria and address other public health challenges… This includes leveraging innovative and digital technologies to strengthen Commonwealth countries’ health systems and epidemic preparedness and response. The MOU will allow both organisations to work together to build digital health and health data capacity in public health systems, in order to strengthen disease surveillance and mitigation capabilities. Parties also agreed to promote universal health coverage across the Commonwealth, while paying particular attention to the needs of small island nations and lower income countries…


PATH applauds the US Government’s $150 million pledge to CEPI to accelerate development of lifesaving vaccines

March 08, 2022 by PATH

The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) aims to dramatically reduce or eliminate the future risk of pandemics and epidemics, potentially averting millions of deaths and trillions of dollars in economic damage.



Sabin Vaccine Institute  [to 12 Mar 2022]

Statements and Press Releases

No new digest content identified.

UNAIDS [to 12 Mar 2022]

Selected Press Releases/Reports/Statements

9 March 2022

Keeping harm reduction available in Ukraine

8 March 2022

Quick thinking and planning instrumental for HIV network in Ukraine

7 March 2022

Women and girls carry the heaviest HIV burden in sub-Saharan Africa


UNHCR Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees [to 12 Mar 2022]

Selected News Releases, Announcements

UNHCR ramps up aid to thousands displaced by Somalia drought

11 Mar 2022


UNHCR scales up for those displaced by war in Ukraine, deploys cash assistance

11 Mar 2022


Covid-19 and climate crisis worsen inequalities for displaced women and girls

Statement attributed to the UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Gillian Triggs

8 Mar 2022


News Comment: UNHCR’s Grandi praises Europe’s welcome for Refugees fleeing Ukraine

Statement attributed to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi

8 Mar 2022


Unaccompanied and separated children fleeing escalating conflict in Ukraine must be protected

Joint statement by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi

7 Mar 2022

UNICEF  [to 12 Mar 2022]

Press Releases, News Notes, Statements  [Selected]

Press release


Additional UNICEF supplies on their way to Ukraine as number of child refugees exceeds 1 million mark

   GENEVA/NEW YORK, 10 March 2022 –,  More than 1 million children have now fled Ukraine as war continues to ravage the country, UNICEF said today. Most have fled with their families to Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Moldova and Romania. “The number of children on the move is staggering, an indication of how desperate the situation for children and families in Ukraine has become,” said…

Press release


Two thirds of households with children have lost income during pandemic

NEW YORK, 10 March 2022 –, At least two thirds of households with children have lost income since the COVID-19 pandemic hit two years ago, according to a new report published today by UNICEF and the World Bank. Impact of COVID-19 on the welfare of households with children – which presents findings from data collected in 35 countries – notes that households with three or…, Notes to editors:, The report draws on information from a set of high-frequency phone surveys (from 35 countries) and focusing solely on the impact of the crisis on children. In the paper, we analyze the initial impact of the crisis (with survey data collected during the period April to September 2020) as well as the subsequent evolution of the impact of the crisis…



We must prioritize girls in our COVID-19 recovery

NEW YORK, 8 March 2022, –,  , “On International Women’s Day, we acknowledge the international community’s hard-fought gains for the world’s women and girls. We celebrate the remarkable achievements of women and girls in our societies. And we redouble our commitment to extend those gains to every girl, everywhere. “But the fight for gender equality is far from over. Indeed,…



UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell’s remarks at the UN Security Council meeting on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine

NEW YORK, 7 March 2022 -, “Excellencies and colleagues,   “I would like to express my appreciation to Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield and Ambassador Ferit Hoxha for convening today’s meeting.  I would also like to thank Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh and the United Arab Emirates for hosting this briefing during your Security Council presidency.   “This is my first time briefing…


Unitaid  [to 12 Mar 2022]

Featured News

11 March 2022

Call for PRC membership applications March 2022

Unitaid is pleased to issue a call for applications of experts to replenish its Proposal Review Committee (PRC) for the period June 2022 – June 2025.

10 March 2022

Canada commits an additional $20 million CAD contribution to Unitaid to further enhance global access to COVID-19 treatments

Vaccine Equity Cooperative [nee Initiative]   [to 12 Mar 2022]


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Vaccination Acceptance & Demand Initiative [Sabin) [to 12 Mar 2022]

Announcements, Blog
Key Insights from Sabin 2020-2021 Grant Partners Inform Action, Investment in Vaccine Acceptance
March 2, 2022
by: Nick Boehman, Cassidy Howell, MPH, Kate Hopkins, PhD, MPH
The past several months has seen the delivery of final project reporting from the Sabin Vaccine Institute’s 2020-2021 Social and Behavioral Research Grants Program partners. Multidisciplinary teams from five countries were awarded funding to explore the social drivers of COVID-19 misinformation and its impact on both routine immunization acceptance and the acceptance of a COVID-19 vaccine. With the completion of these projects in December 2021, key insights have begun to surface, providing an opportunity to review effective approaches towards combatting misinformation and increasing vaccine confidence and acceptance in low- and middle-income countries.
Our initial case-study report, Community-led Strategies to Aid Vaccine Acceptance: Five Case Studies from the Global South, has been compiled to inform action and investment around the globe that seek to build more vaccine confident communities…


Vaccine Confidence Project [to 12 Mar 2022]
News, Research and Reports
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Vaccine Education Center – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia [to 12 Mar 2022]
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Wellcome Trust [to 12 Mar 2022]
News. Opinion, Reports
Author – Charlie Weller
We can develop vaccines faster, but only if we work together from discovery to fair access
10 March 20224-minute read


The Wistar Institute [to 12 Mar 2022]
Press Releases
Mar. 8, 2022
The Wistar Institute Cancer Center to be Renamed with $10 Million Gift from Caplan Family to Advance Cancer Research 
Announcing the Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center; Celebrating 50 years of Wistar’s National Cancer Institute-Designated Excellence.


WFPHA: World Federation of Public Health Associations [to 12 Mar 2022]
Latest News – Blog
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World Bank [to 12 Mar 2022]
Selected News, Announcements
Two-thirds of Households with Children Have Lost Income during Pandemic
UNICEF-World Bank report finds that the lost earnings have left adults in 1 in 4 households with children going a day or more without food NEW YORK, 10 March 2022 – At least two-thirds of households with…
Date: March 09, 2022 Type: Press Release

Eighth Meeting of the Multilateral Leaders Task Force on COVID-19, 1 March 2022: “Third Consultation with the CEOs of leading vaccine manufacturers” Joint Statement
WASHINGTON, March 7, 2022 —The heads of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank Group, World Health Organization, and World Trade Organization held high-level consultations with UNICEF, Gavi…
Date: March 07, 2022 Type: Statement
[See Perspectives above for detail]


World Customs Organization – WCO [to 12 Mar 2022]
Latest News
No new digest content identified.

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) [to 12 Mar 2022]
Press Releases, Statements
Joint statement on the prioritization of monitoring SARS-CoV-2 infection in wildlife and preventing the formation of animal reservoirs
7 March 2022
Joint Statement by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and World Health Organization (WHO)
As we enter the third year of the pandemic, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is spreading between people at an intense level globally.  There are many factors that are driving transmission. One of these is the emergence of highly transmissible variants of concern, the latest being Omicron.  The virus continues to evolve and the risk of future emergence of variants is high…
[See Perspectives above for detail]


WTO – World Trade Organisation [to 12 Mar 2022]
WTO News and Events
Members updated on high-level talks aimed at finding convergence on IP COVID-19 response
10 March 2022
WTO members were updated on the high-level political consultations taking place to try to find a landing zone on the intellectual property-related aspects of a WTO COVID-19 response. At a meeting of the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 9-10 March, members agreed to keep open two related agenda items on the WTO response to allow the Council to be reconvened at short notice when and if convergence is within reach. The Council elected Ambassador Lansana Gberie (Sierra Leone) as its new chair.
[See Perspectives above for detail]





ARM [Alliance for Regenerative Medicine] [to 12 Mar 2022]
Selected Press Releases
No new digest content identified.

BIO [to 12 Mar 2022]
Press Releases, Letters, Testimony, Comments [Selected]
BIO Statement on Russia’s Decision To Legalize Patent Theft
March 11, 2022
“Retaliation of this kind will only serve to isolate Russian science and technology from the international mainstream. At the end of the day those who will be most hurt by this decision will not be innovative global companies, but Russian patients,…”


DCVMN – Developing Country Vaccine Manufacturers Network [to 12 Mar 2022]
News; Upcoming events
No new digest content identified.

ICBA – International Council of Biotechnology Associations [to 12 Mar 2022]
No new digest content identified.


IFPMA [to 12 Mar 2022]
Selected Press Releases, Statements, Publications
Statement delivered at Panel Discussion on Universal Access to Vaccines – 20th meeting, 49th Regular
10 March 2022
[See Perspectives above for detail]

Global Pandemic Preparedness Summit & CEPI Replenishment
08 March 2022
[See Perspectives above for detail]



International Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association [IGBA]
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International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations – IAPO [to 12 Mar 2022]
Press and media [Selected]
No new digest content identified.

PhRMA [to 12 Mar 2022]
Latest News [Selected]
No new digest content identified.